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. today the government gave their closing arguments for the sentencing phase, and hassan said he would not give a statement at all. so again it was silence from hassan. then shortly after that the jury was allowed to begin deliberations. it took them just under three hours, tony, to come to this unanimous verdict verdict. >> reporter: the judge told them not to speak about this trial until sentencing was over. we're told that should start in the next five or ten minutes. also we expect reaction from fort hood public affairs who has been documenting step by step how this court-martial has played out. >> heidi zhou, if you would, the moment when that news conference is about to begin give us a head up and we'll be back to you. jeffrey, good to see you again. thanks for joining us. i take it you're not surprised at all that in a da nadal hassas sentenced to death. >> reporter: no, i was not surprised. i don't think it would have made a significant difference if he had made a statement. your viewers should understand that because the rote is done by secret written ballot, and only one no-v
phase begins for army major nadal hassan. hassan was convicted in the army shooting spree that took place in 2009. 13 people were killed and 40 people were injured. the sentencing phase is expected to last two to three days and the jury will hear impact statement from those who were impacted by the mass shooting. we go to a military prosecutor and law professor o, thank you r being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> do you think hassan is going to get the death penalty? >> well, in my opinion the case for the death penalty is very compelling. there is uncontested proof of his mass murder, and what we're seeing today is presentation of evidence that indicates how devastating these crimes were to the victims and the victims' families. that's the standard we use to decide whether or not to ajudge death. it only takes one no-vote, and he will not be sentenced to death. >> this seems perfunctory but they still refer to hassan as major. will they strip him of his title. >> they don't have the authority to strip hassan of h his rank. they can give a dismissal which is a dishonorable d
that a military jury in texas is going to be wrestling with for army major nadal hassan. he was convicted friday in the fort hood shooting spree back in 2009. 13 people killed and 14 people injured in that attack. heidi joe joins us on the fencing face. >> reporter: court is still in session. hassan is in the courtroom, and what stands out most is his demeanor. it's not changed at all since before he was convicted as a mass murderer. now, he is still sitting in that wheelchair. he's dressed in camo uniform. he has that beard. and to give you a picture of how unaffected he appears. he got into a brief discussion with the government about how to calculate his initial date in the service with the military. none of the content of that argument really matter, but the fact that he just talked about it like this was any other day, that really stood out. dell, this isn't any other day. this is when this jury, 13 military officers, will determine if he lives or dies. the judge cautioned him not to continue to represent himself. and hassan said he still wants to be his own lawyer. at this point, dell, i d
a military jury has decided the process to decide the future of major nadal hassan. they'll have to decide between life behind bars or death by lethal injection. >> reporter: well, dell, the expectation now is there there will be military action and that is a dramatic change in 48 hours. let's take you back to friday night as those pictures of death and suffering continue to stream in from that suburb around damascus, and from what the white house said there was little doubt there was a chemical weapon, and that was bashir al-assad. they said that sunday, but then they sent out a message that needed to allow an site access to the inspectors immediately. some are saying the they have degraded and corrupted the evidence to such a degree that it wouldn't do any good. chuck hagel saying the president has asked us to prepare military options. we have prepared those options we are ready. we have republican and democrat, house and senate calling for quote/unquote surgical strikes, speculating about a cruise missile launch and should congress be identified and consulted or shouldn't it. what is re
army post is heidi zhou-castro. hassan admitted to the shootings, but has he shown remorse since the proceedings began? >> no remorse whatsoever. he was emotionalless. yesterday as we heard one after another, family members of the victims talking about their unmeasurable loss. hassan declined to cross those relatives, using that soft spoken measured voice. now, there was any indication of what was going on underneath that masked exterior, he did ask for frequent breaks between the testimony, perhaps some sign of disquiet. meanwhile, elsewhere in the courtroom, you couldn't find one pair of dry eyes, because this testimony was so moving. we heard about children growing up without their fathers, we heard from one man who lost not only his daughter, but also the grandchild that was in her womb, so obviously, very moving, heart-breaking testimony that appeared to move everyone in the courtroom, everyone but hassan. morgan. >> you mentioned this emotional testimony. what's the likelihood hassan will be sentenced to death? >> most are saying it is very likely, morgan. the government ha
shooter, major nidal hassan. is he trying to get the death penalty. he wants the government to kill you? you want to be a marter for the cause? should we let that happen? should we let our government murder him? if he wants to be murdered by the government? ♪ >> shep: 20 past the hour. the attorney in the fort hood massacre says the suspect is trying to get the death penalty. he admits he did the shooting and he is trying to get the death penalty. attorney says he wants to have a reduced role in the case. the court-martial of nidal hassan begin the other day. he is acting as his own lawyer here but the court appointed a defense attorney if he needs them. they have to do that. and they accused him of wanting to be executed and led to an unexpected exchange that would end the trial for the day. jonathan hunt is in. how did this play how the oout? >> this stand by attorney is chris poppy. he said that the way major nidal hassan is defending himself is repugnant, as he put it, and he can't fulfill his professional obligation. he told the judge today talking about hassan, quote, it is clea
by hassan will be taking the stand, plus three more of the wounded will be giving their testimony, bringing the total number of witnesses for the government to just around 20. the bigger question is what, if anything will hassan say when it's his turn. he did ask the judge for a break between the government's case and his own, indicating he is planning something, but morgan, you just never know what will come out of this guys mouth. he already indicated that if he were given the death penalty, he would consider himself a martyr. >> you mentioned the death penalty, heidi. what kind of problems would the death penalty really present? >> well, if he is sentenced to death as expected here, it would really present a case that doesn't have any precedence in u.s. history. the last u.s. soldier to be executed was in 1961, and he was hanged by the neck. that just gives you an indication of how much time has passed since the last execution. there are five soldiers currently on death row. one has been there for 25 years, so if hassan continues this pattern of condemning himself and waives his rights,
. hassan is representing himself. the team appointed to help him says he wants the death penalty. they cannot assist him with that goal. the judge will hold a hearing with hassan and the lawyers. >>> a drone strike killed six al qaeda militants. this is the sixth in two weeks. that, as officials say they stopped an al qaeda plot aimed at gas. officials tell cnn it does not appear this was connected to the threat that led to a travel warning. >>> 19 diplomatic posts remain closed this morning after an al qaeda threat was intercepted, leaving intelligence officials on edge. consulates are expected to remain shut through saturday as the state department exercises an abundance of caution. >> connected to this, cargo coming into this country on planes from europe, the middle east and africa is being screened twice. a trade group tells cnn they told airlines to look over every piece of cargo multiple times to nothing is left unscreened. this is over an al qaeda strike. >>> there are big problems at the crippled fukushima plant in japan. they are admitting 300 tons of highly radioactive
quickly it can turn deadly: >>> the fort hood trial goes to recess and nadal hassan does in the take the stand. details in a moment. >>> as remember the martin luther king "i have a dream" speech, we have more about birmingham survivors. mcnair. >> we have the white house reaction to syria and western eye allieses are backing some type of response for the syrian government use of chemical weapons. and firefighters in california are optimistic. they've gained ground of fires burning at yosemite national park. the fire is 20% contained. >>> the fate of a fort hood shooter is now in the hands of a jury. major nadal hassan has chosen not to speak. heidi zhou cas castro has been n fort hood. i understand that it's been a busy day. walk us through it. >> reporter: he has been on this path of self destruction since the first day when he announced he would be his own attorney. today was much like the evidence phase where hassan just said nothing at all. and experts of the legal system call this hassan's final steps to show his indifference towards the military justice system. that's despite
him of inappropriate behavior. >> nidal hassan spoke three words, the defense rests. >> the military judge deemed his argument irrelevant. he was limited to addressing the facts of the case. facts the accused agrees with. >> most observers would call this a very unique trial. not only is hassan representing himself, he also told the jury on day one that he is the shooter. >> hassan is charged with 13 murders, 12 of the victims were soldiers. one was a civilian, who used a chair to rush hassan to try to top the shooting. in its case, prosecutors painted a scene of both heroism and chaos during the attack. 89 prosecution witnesses took the stand, a retired staff sergeant, who was shot seven times, a police officer who shot the attacker in the hand, preventing him from reloading and allowing her partner to take him down. one by one, the victims walked past hassan in his wheelchair, some looked him in the eye and all described him as the shooter. hassan declined to call any defense witnesses. he declined to present a case. hassan, a former army psychologist says he wants the jury to cons
it keeps it. >>> former army major nadal hassan spoke three words today, the defense rests. >> reporter: he had wanted to tell jurors he killed u.s. soldiers to save muslim lives in afghanistan, but the military judge deemed that argument irrelevant. the american-born nadal hassan was limited to addressing the fact of the case, the facts the accused agrees with. >>> most observers would call this an unique trial. not only is hassan representing himself, but he told the jury on day one that he is the shooter. he's charged with 16 murders one was a civilian. in his case against hassan prosecutors painted a scene of heroism and chaos during the attack. 89 prosecutors witnesses took the stand. a retired staff sergeant who was shot seven times. a police officer who shot the attacker in the hand preventing him from reloading and allowing her partner to take him down. one by one the victims walked past hassan in his wheelchair, some looked at him in the eye and all described him as the shooter. hassan declined to call any defense witnesses. he declined to present a case. hassan, a former army psyc
words in his defense today, he said the dents rests. hassan is defending himself against murder charges in the shooting rampage at fort hood in 2009. he admits killing 13 people and wounding 30 others, heidi has more. >> reporter: he wanted to tell jurors he killed u.s. soldiers to save muslim lives in afghanistan. but the military judge deemed that argument irrelevant. the american-born hassan was limited to addressing the facts of the case. facts the accused agrees with. most observers would call this a very unique trial. not only is hassan representing himself, he also told the injury on day one, that he is the shooter. he is charged with 13 murders, 12 of the victim were soldiers, one was a is gillian who use cid claire to rush him to try to stop the shooting. their case, they pointed a scene of hero i remember anism and kae attack. 89 witnesses tack the stand, a retired staff charge who was shot seven times aircraft police officer who shot the attacker in the hand preventing him from reloading and allowing her partner to take him down. one by one, the victims walked past hassan in
major nidal hassan is in the hands of a jury. a panel of officers began deliberating on thursday after hassan passed on his final chance to address the jury. he did not offer closing argument. he could get the death penalty for shooting and killing 14 fellow soldiers in 2009. aljazeera is live in fort hood, texas. height de, given that hassan has basically put forward no defense and confessed to the today, only one gite would make punishment. there must be an aggravated factor, multiple killings unanimous on all of those findings. >> thank you, heidi. san diego's embattled mayor bob filner could step down today. filner has reportedly agreed to resign as part of a deal to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. filner's lawyers issued a statement confirming that a settlement had been reached but declined to reveal details of the terms. 17 women accused him of inappropriate behavior. attorney gloria allred represents one of the accusers. >> i would like to see a resignation without conditions and without the taxpayers being forced to make a gift of public funds to him in order for him to res
own lawyer rested on wednesday without calling a single witness. hassan is facing execution if convicted on 45 counts of heidis covering the trial live. i understand major hassan has only one piece of evidence to roundly criticized and discredited by the pentagon. in a report from the department of defense, it found that this evaluation failed to note signs of radicalization in hassan, signs that were obvious to many of his colleagues. they include public statements that he made while he was working at walter reed. he told a room full of classmates and his instructor that the u.s. war on terrorism was really a war against islam, and he said that muslim soldiers serving in the u.s. army shouldn't beilable to for these many charges. >> they have a lot of evidence on the prosecution side, but they have one piece of evidence on the defense side. isn't it possible that they could reach a we know you'll coo cover that, thank you. >> there are no calls for the united nations to take action following an alleged toxic gas attack by the syrian government. a coalition said it happened
question no one for his defense? >> hassan spoke four words in court this morning. the defense has rested. he called on no witnesses, and he told the judge that he does not want the jury to consider any lesser offenses like voluntary manslaughter. this leads us to a quick ramp to the defense portion of the court-martial. the fact that hassan was barred from using the one argument that he would like to use, saying he was targeting u.s. soldiers in defense of muslim lives in afghanistan. early on in the legal process the judge said that argument is irrelevant. leading us with just the fact of the case which hassan has never disputed telling jurors on day one of this court-martial that he is the shooter. the jury has been dismissed until tomorrow when they'll reconvene for closing statement and deliberations. heidi jo castro, al jazeera, fort hood, texas. >> a sensing is underway in the case of staff sergeant bales. bales has pleaded guilty to murders and they want him to face life behind bars. we're live in washington. so, alan, this has been really an emotional case, as you can imagine, ta
. >>> the sentencing phase for major nadal hassan is underway. hassan is the gunman responsible for the fort hood shooting rampage in 2009. he was found guilty on friday on 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. a military jury will hear impact statements from the victims' families over the next few days. heidi zhou castro is following nadal's sentencing and joins us live from fort hood. today is the first day we're hearing the impact statements. what are survivors saying? >> absolutely heartbreaking stuff today tony. today we heard from ten family members and coworkers of these 13 that were killed. one of them, the widow of major labardo how hard was to explain to her two-year-old son that daddy was never coming home. it took him weeks for him to realize what death meant. she kept her husband's voice mail message for years, up until a couple of weeks ago. and then she discovered that the cell phone carrier accidently deleted that message. and then the teenage daughter who tried to take her own life as a result. not a dry high except for nadal hassan, himself. he was emotionless t
and deliberations will resume on freye in nidal hassan's court-martial. heidi joe castro has more from fort hood, texas. >> reporter: his silence didn't surprise anyone. the army major gave no closing argument. he said all along, he's the killer. >> it's exceedingly rare where you have the prosecution and the defense agreeing to the defense's guilt. >> reporter: chris jenks said the jury will find hassan guilty. the panel of 13 senior officers is now behind closed doors. they are looking through 1700 pieces of information including bullets from the shootings, paper towels that he stuffed into his pockets to mask the sound of the clinking bullets. and the pistol. guilt will be clear-cut for the jury. it's the sentencing phase that will pose for questions. jenks notes the u.s. has not executed a u.s. service member since 1961. >> historically that would suggest that major hassan will languish on death row and not exactly be executed. >> reporter: things work differently in the military legal system. it follows a command structure, and any death penalty convict shup will trigger a series of automat
. >> a military court trying army major nadal hassan said he used ththe fort as his own kill zone. we have more now from fort hood. >> reporter: his silence did not surprise anyone. the army major who confessed to the worst mass shooting on a military installation gave no closing argument. he said all along that he's the killer. >> reporter: it's exceedingly rare where you have the prosecution and the defense essentially agreeing to the defense's guilt. >> reporter: law professor chris jenks led the army's law branch. he said the jury will find hassan guilty. they're looking through 700 pieces of evidence from the prosecution, including bullets removed from the victims. paper towels hassan stuffed into his pockets to mask the sound of 420 clinching rounds and the pistols he admitted used to kill 13 people. guilt will be clearcut for the jury. it's the sentencing phase that will face more questions. jurors will have to decide between life in prison and death. jenks notes the u.s. has not executed a u.s. service member since 1961. >> so historically that would suggest that major hassan will langu
? >>> welcome back. the trial of major nadal hassan is set to begin. it's been nearly four years since the ft. hood military base shooting. 13 people were killed and over 30 wounded in 2009. many of the wounded taking the stand will have to go face to face with hassan. he's opted to represent himself in that trial. >>> an amber alert was put out for two children. the children's mother was found in a burned out house. the identity and manner of death remain undetermined. hannah anderson, 16 and ethan anderson age 8 are believed to have been taken by this man. he was last seen driving blue four-door nissan. >>> a 1500-acre brush fire is roaring through cleveland national forest in california. >>> chevron usa has been convicted of labor code violations in connection with a 2012 explosion at his san francisco bay refinery. the company agreed to pay $2 million in restitution and find. in a statement they said they are committed to inned improvement and safety. >>> marijuana use among young people has declined since the early 1970s. use among older adults, however, continues to climb. those who tri
even began. a standby attorney for na tall hassan told the judge he believes the defendant is trying to work toward the death penalty. hassan disagreed with the notion objecting to his own lawyer in court. >>> a jackie robinson statue in new york was vandalized with a racial slur and a swastika on wednesday. workers began to remove the vandalism as police scan surveillance cameras for a lead. >>> and it wasn't viral marketing for shark week. actually no one knows how a dead four-foot long sand shark got aboard the n train in new york. perhaps the syfy channel had an idea for a sharknado spin-off? >>> we turn to cnbc's bertha coombs for your first look at business. >> toyota is recalling 342,000 tacoma pickup trucks to fix a seat belt issue. it affects models made between 2004 and 2011. no injuries have been reported. the salsburger family says "the new york times" is not for sale. that declaration comes after the graham family decided to sell t"the washington post" to amazo founder jeff bezos. >>> the social networking company is testing a trending topics feature with a small group o
their account to report both attacks. >>> army major nadal hassan had nothing to say in his trial. now he'll be facing life or death. he was convicted of shooting friday by the same jury. they heard testimony from victims and arguments from prosecution but hassan denied opportunities to speak. we'll have updates as they develop. >>> shakespeare has new fans in a prison of illinois. othello.revised as a hip hot tragedy. it's a tragedy tailor made for the hip hot era. [♪ singing ] only this script is 400 years old. just recently freshened up with a modern touch. >> we've been told stories since we were a little kid in rhyme all the time. >> you need to focus on what you're doing, make sure you think before with you react or otherwise catastrophic events can happen. >> reporter: having performed all over the world, this is the first true captive audience for the brothers. >> everyone has a chance to make a new life for themselves. the end of the play says why we're here. >> we really didn't realize sort of how that line would resonate until we were doing it, and they were like, that means
deliberating the fate of army major nidal hassan. jurors returned to court about 15 minutes ago to ask a couple of questions, but again no verdict tonight. prosecutors say there is no question that major hassan planned and carried out the attack in 2009 at that post in texas. he's never even disputed it. while he's been representing himself throughout the trial, he's had very little to say, put up no defense virtually, just about the only words spoken today were, "the defense chooses not to make a closing statement." the 13-member jury needs only a 2/3 majority to find major hassan guilty of the charges, but if they want the military to execute him they will have to all be on board. casey stegall with the news tonight. casey? >> every single person on that panel is a senior ranking army official, an officer, a rank in fact of major or higher. they were carefully selected, you'll remember, at the beginning of july from u.s. army posts all around the world. they have not been sequestered since this court martial began on august 6th, but clearly instructed not to read anything about this extremely
bet. >> gregg? >> fox news alert out of texas. the trial of major hassan four years after the massacre. he is representing himself against the 13 counts of murder and 32 count was attempted murder. he told jurors that the evidence will clearly show he was the gun men during the attack but insisted that the evidence presented would not tell the whole story. on the witness stand will be many of the survivors that saw hassan shout a la ak bar which is arabic for god is great, coming up, we'll have the latest from the courtroom and how things are playing out where a suspected killer will question the very people he is a cowed of trying to murder. we are getting new information from pennsylvania. there is a police news conference on a shooting. an angry resident burst in a room and opened fire and three people were killed and the acts of heroism that kept the tragedy from being worst. that is in sailorsburg, pennsylvania. hey, rick? >> jamie, state police just processed the crime scene here and the suspect, 59-year-old who was wounded with his own gun was arraigned on charges including thre
: the prosecution in the fort hood trial resting its case, now it's major nadal hassan's turn. he has the opportunity to present his side of the case if there is a side. when court gets underway at 10:00 a.m. eastern time hassan representing himself is accused of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage at fort hood. how do we expect his testimony to go. >> reporter: this is the moment everyone has been waiting for in this long awaited court-martial. because hassan is acting as his own lawyer this could get interesting. yesterday the judge told major hassan you must ask yourself questions if you class to testify. you are not allowed to make a statement. it must be in a q and a format. if he chooses to do so, that could be awfully bizarre to watch. but taking the stand also opens him up to cross-examination by the prosecution. a lot of military law experts told me they would be surprised if this morning major hassan has chosen to put himself in that position. but this has been a court-martial full of odd behavior of the 42-year-old psychiatrist who asked very few questions of the 90 wit
♪ ♪ yeah it's the little sandwich cookie and it's wonderfilled ♪ ♪ >> iranian president hassan rouhani, some have dubbed him a moderate leader, but do his own words suggest that the threat to israel is as concrete as ever? knocjoel loansberg is back from several weeks in israel where he joins us now with insight. joel, good to have you today. >> thank you, shannon. >> what is the thinking about the new iranian president? >> there is the central belief in israel, certainly among prime minister netanyahu, that his advisers that rouhani is a wolf in sheep's clothing. rouhani is perceived widely in the white house, in the western media, as a moderate, but he's certainly not. he was part of the inner circle of the ayatollah hoe mainy, been a longtime member of the inner circle of the proceed-radical leader. his eldest son committed suicide a couple years. he said in his suicide note, "i hate your government, your lies, your corruption, your religion, your double acts, and your hypocrisy. i hate that yothis from his own. he's a moderate. he has a new softer face, but still the same policies
and a half long years, victims of the fort hood massacre, nidal hassan goes to trial. we'll have a preview and all 13 of those lost in the gunfire. >> gregg: plus who are other the boardwalk, police arrest a man witnesses say may have inever intentionally plowed his car into a crowd of people killing one person. >> and major league baseball fans awaited the punishment of ser star alex rodriguez that could get a lifelong ban for steroid use. what it means for many other players that could face similar fates. >> gregg: we begin with late breaking developments about an extraordinary travel alert for americans in the closing of two dozens bases across central asia. sources telling fox news the terrorist chatter that the u.s. intelligence has been picking up in the last couple weeks, goes way beyond anything heard in the last decade. quote, this is not a dress rehearsal like some previous threat warnings. the closure stretches across a wide arc including some of the most turbulent areas of the world. many countries are beefing up security with additional troops and military checkpoints hoping t
in for megyn kelliy. major nidal hassan opened up the statement. hassan did not ask a single question. but it is what we are hearing today that has experts completely confused about hassan's defense. reporting for fort hood texas, is casy. >> allison, good to so you. no one expected this. the court martial was running a head of schedule. and now come to a grinning halt. everyone was dismissed from court and ordered to be back here at 10 o'clock eastern tomorrow morning. let me walk you through what happened. it is convuulated. the judge said the defense foiled a motion this morning to basically no longer work for major hassan if he is trying to get the death.. remember the history. hassan decided he would represent himself and his lawyers were put on stand by to help him where needed since the fro year old army psychiatrist is clearly not an attorney. in so many words, the stand by council said hasan is not trying here and he appears to want the death.and they don't want to be a part. if hasan wants to put up a fight they will stay. hasan participated little and only cross examined t
up sooner than expected. army major nadal hassan has only cross examined two of the witnesses called friday. they remember the terrifying moment the two opened fire. many thought it was a training exercise. hassan admits to killing 13 people and wounding 31 others in the 2009 rampage. hassan is charged with murder and could face the death penalty. >> the sister of an american missionary prisoner in north korea is begging the u.s. to help bring him home. her brother is having serious het problems and lost more than 50 pounds. he was arrested back in november accused of activities against the government. he was sentenced to hard labor and north korea is using his health problems as a bargaining chip to spark negotiations with the united states. >> extreme weather alert for you at daybreak in colorado crews will continue searching for a woman last seen clinging to a tree during flash flood and mud slide that left at least one person dead. witnesses saw the young women they describe her as having blonde hair on friday as they fled the rushing waters near colorado springs. two other peopl
arguments are set to begin. nadal hassan rested his defense yesterday with no testimony or witnesses. but he later told the judge that the attack was provoked because soldiers were deploying to engage in an illegal war. casey seigel has details. >>> the defense rests. that is what army major nadal h nidal hasan said. >> i thought he would take the opportunity to take the witness stand and tell his side of the story. >> i think he understands he's going to be convicted in this case. there's not a chance he would walk away. he has done what he wants to do which is be a martyr. >> following the decision the judge adjourned the court-martial bringing prosecutors more time to prepare the closing arguments. it is not clear whether hassan will have his closing arguments. >> he is limited as to what he can argue. he might wave his right to have a closing argument and move on to the death penalty phase which is what he is asking for to begin with. >> the 42-year-old army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 others in november 2009. hasan says he carried out the attack t
to happen in the military trial of army major nadal hassan, accused of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage in for the fort hood. ab evaluation of his boss called him a good soldier. the prosecutor submitted more than 700 pieces of evidence against hassan much hassan admitted to the shooting, saying the rampage was necessary to protect muslims abroad, preparing for iraq and afghanistan. >>> bradley manning, army private sentenced yesterday to 35 years for leaking classified documents now says he intends to live out the rest of his life as a woman. his attorney appeared in national television read a statement from his client. i am chelsea manning. i'm female. given the way i feel since childhood, i want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. the army private is sending president obama a letter, explaining why he decided to leak through wiki leaks. he suggested the identity was a factor in manning's decision to leak the dumes. >>> we're learning more about the surveillance activities of the national security agency. nearly classified documents, nsa illegally gathered tens an th
hassan will face the penalty phase of his trial on monday. he could be the first soldier to be executed by the military sips 1965. he is charged with the 2009 shooting spree against unarmed soldiers. >>> and amidst growing sectarian tension in egypt, mubarak is back in court. >>> and a lawsuit against donald trump alleging bad business. >>> we have a report from the northwest coming up very soon after the break. >>> welcome back to al-jazeera, i'm del walters. former egyptian president mubarak appeared in court today facing charges for the deaths in the uprising in 2011. he was released from prison on thursday. he will be held under house arrest in a military facility. he has been in power for a decade after the sadat passing in 1981. in january 2011, antigovernment protestors demanded his resignation in what became to be known as the arab spring. mubarak was convicted and sentenced to prison for his role in killing demonstrators in the riots. a retrial of the case began three months later. then last week, the state news organization said he would be released from prison but he remains
are resolved. justice has been served. >> our producer inside the courtroom said major hassan gave no reaction when the jury sentenced him today. casey siegel live at fort hood. casey, were there tears inside the courtroom today? >> yeah, harris, there were a few. not from hassan clearly, but rather from some of the family members of victims, victims of the 13 who were killed here on this day, november day, back in 2009. today was really about them, if you think about it. it was finally getting some closure nearly four years later. people like the mother of specialist jason hunt. he was just 22 years old, had been married only 2 1/2 months until nidal hasan walked into that packed medical processing building and gunned him down. >> anyone who would use their religion to commit acts of terrorism serves no god except their own hatred and self-interest. nidal hasan is a coward and an unrepentant murderer. >> now in the coming days, hassan will be transported to military death row located at fort leavenworth in kansas. the 42-year-old will be dismissed from the military, his pay stops immediately.
. >> pam: he is accused of one of the worst mass shootings in u=s history. nidal hassan told a military court, quote - "i did it." the fort hood shootings happened nearly four years ago at fort hood, texas. 13 people died. >> pam: after an army major due to deploy to afghanistan suddenly opened fire on his fellow soldiers. >> pam: catherine heenan tells us what happened at the start of his court martial today. >>"all of a sudden we just hear 'allah hu akbar' somewhere and just, bow! bow! shooting everywhere." former soldier mick engnell >> catherine: was in this processing center when nidal began shooting. >> catherine: floor. >>"then all of a i saw a laser come across my eyes, and i looked over and saw him pointing a gun at me.and right at that time i tried shifting over. and it just felt like a baseball bat hit me right on the side of my neck and then blood went everywhere." >> catherine: for other victims the physical scars are fading, unseen injuries linger. >>"since the shooting, i don't know what happened, but my short term memory is just non-existent." >> catherine: 42-year-ol
. deliberations continue after major nadal hassan passed on giving a closing argument. will a verdict be reached today? we are hours away from day two of the deliberations with an army psychiatrist accused of gunning down 13 people and wounding others. the trial abruptly ending deliberations when he took the floor. he has his own attorney. the defense chooses not to make a closing statement. it was an hour and a half to share the 700 pieces of evidence they introduced lieu out the court-martial. the fate of the army psychiatrist is now in the hands of 13 army others. they will return hours from now. colonel hendricks has two motives. he believes he had jihad duty to kill as many soldiers as he could. he added hassan did not want to deploy. >> for the 13 counts of premedicated murder and 32 counts of attempted pre-meditated murder they must be unanimous on one of the 13 counts of pre-meditated murder. >> elizabeth bran live in washington thank you. >>> former egyptian president mub mubarak will now be under house arrest at a military hospital outside of cairo. the 85-year-old was forced out of p
. hassan could face the death penalty, which is what the attorneys contend he wants. >> the defense lawyers were on standby for him, but yesterday asked to take the lead after accusing the army major of trying to fulfill a death wish, another twist in this unusual case. >> one day after his defense strategy was called into question, more testimony from victims of the fort hood shooting. a survivor describing how she tried to help another victim who had been shot. >> nearly all of the witnesses who testified rendered aid and theto save the lives of soldiers. their actions likely saved many lives. >> on wednesday the trial was stopped after defense attorneys said they could no longer standby. they asked the judge to allow them them to take over or be taken off the case. was argued that hassan trying to get a conviction and a death sentence, something he denied. today the judge sided with the army major, allowing him to represent himself and ruled the standby attorneys have to stay on the case. trying toaccused of kill 13 people and injuring more than 30 others in the shooting rampage. in his
that the prosecuting attorneys could not introduce evidence of e-mail exchanges between hassan and a l- a la wki to avoid confusion between motive and defense of others. she rowelled that hassan could not use defense of other in the strategy. but the judge osborne allowed web searches to remain in. evidence that hasan looked for things on the internet as jihad. it is considered a blow to the family victims. but military analyst say that the prosecution still has plenty to secure a conviction here. >> from the pure evidence stand point, the volume of fire is probative or tends to prove that this was not an uncalculated series of killings. it was planned. >> now with the judge's ruling, several witnesses will no longer take the stand. that means only a handful remains. and we are getting closer to the prosecution resting its case as we begin week three. next major hassan will call his two witnesses and the jury will get the case. if found guilty, he faces the death penalty and first time since the court martial began, we have word that some of the family members are interested in speaking to the p
confirming any crew casual 2350e7s. >>> iran's new president hassan rowhani was officially sworn in on sunday. it marks the end of the eight-year controversial president of mahmoud ahmadinejad. he vowed his support to syria's embattled leader bashar al assad. >>> johnny manziel is reportedly under investigation by the ncaa. in question, did he profit from autographs and signing memorabilia. ncaa athletes are prohibited from accepting money for a product or sale of service. his eligiblity to play this year could be in jeopardy. >>> governor brown was able to save thousands of commuters from a transit strike. the bay area rapid transit strikeout was avoided when he entered an 11th hour inquiry into the dispute. it hold offs the strike for another seven days. >>> fbi informants were allowed to break the law over 5600 times in 2011. fbi agents reportedly allowed their criminal informants to buy and sell drugs, plot robberies and even bribe government officials. eight months into the 113th congress and the house has passed 22 bills. that's the smallest number of bills passed on record. >>> even th
, prosecutors said major hassan planned to kill as many soldiers as possible. 13 soldiers died. he is representing himself and told the jury he acted for religious regions. >>> the man accused of driving into a crowd -- drove his car down the board walk plowing into pedestrians and vendors. los angeles police say he is a homeless man from colorado with a criminal history. an italian tourist was killed and 17 others were hurt. >>> san francisco firefighters are still mopping up after a fire. flames came dangerously close to historic grave sites. the fire broke out around 3:00 this morning in a wooded area. about two acres were burned. no word on what started this fire. fire investigators are looking for a cause at a three alarm fire in east san jose storage unit. commuters saw thick smoke across the 280 and 101 freeways. four storage units burned and not clear what was inside of them. no one was hurt. >>> postal authorities are warning protestors trying to stop the sale of a historic post office. for nearly two weeks people can be camping out on the front steps on austin way. the po
contra nidal malid hassan quien asesinó a 3 personas en fort hood,texas, le dij a la corte, yo soy quien disparó, también el psiquiatra militar trató de matar a todos los posibles. >>> es momento de nuestra primera pausa y al regresar la violencia pone en fuga a los residentes de guerrero. >>> el trágico saldo de una explosión en un edificio de rosario, en argentina enorme explosiÓn de wrum rrumba edificio en rosario argentina. >>> dicen que la explosiÓn autoridades de salud que se debiÓ a un escape de gas, rompio vidrios a mÁs de 300 pies de distancia, los heridos estaban en el edificio, algunos eran transeuntes golpeados por escombros y vidrios. >>> la violencia de los narcos se hace sentir con fuerza en zonas rurales de mÉxico. en ocasiones protegerse del ejÉrcito, en la ciudad de mexico pueblos enteros que no tienen mÁs remedio que huir. >>> tres comunidades rurales ubicadas en las montaÑas de guerrero, mÉxico quedaron abandonadas debido a las amenazas del crimen organizado, muchos huyeron a pueblos mÁs grandes, otros a los montes y muchos no lo lograron. >>> todas la
killed 13 people and wounded 32 others in a 2009 rampage. hassan is representing himself, but the lawyers assigned to back up his defense team have now suddenly asked to withdraw from the case. cnn's ed lavandera is on the scene. he's been in the courtroom. ed, what's the latest? >> reporter: well, this was a bizarre day of what we thought would be testimony, wolf, but everything started about 45 minutes late this morning. when the judge did show up and major hassan was at his defense table as well as prosecutors, and this is what is called the standby counsel, three attorneys who have been assigned to help navigate him through this death-penalty case, said they want to modify their standing, their role in this case. they say that major hassan is essentially working with the prosecution to ensure he gets the death penalty and that they can't stand by and what much that happen. major hassan objected to that, and before anythinged could be said, the judge shut it all down, saying that's a conversation that those attorneys would have in private. so everything has been shut down for today. we
-- an e-mail. martha: we have the latest from the courtroom of major nadal hassan. bill: 100 meeters per hour seen streaking across the screen. we'll tell you why. [♪] and you were like, "thanks, but what about thick & creamy and whips!" and we were like, "done and done! now it's out of everything yoplait makes." and you were all, "yum!" and we're like, "is it just us, or has this been a really good conversation?" and you were like, "i would talk, but my mouth is full of yogurt." yoplait. it is so good! martha: in california, an amazing display overnight. we are talking about th talkingd meteor shower. welcome back to the show. >> reporter: it's one of the most brilliant meteor showers earth gets to see. they are ice and rock fragments like shards from a comet. when the little bits hit our atmosphere they flare up into brilliant fire balls that we goat see for several nights. martha: i could have sworn i saw two different shooting stars over last weekend. is it just that area that sees them or did i see something that's unrelated? >> we have gone the pictures from croatia and china and
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